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HMO306 - Principles and Practice of Optometry 3

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in D302 Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry

Unit chair:

Geoff Sampson

Prerequisite:

HMO303 and HMO304

Corequisite:

HMO305

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

3 x 2 hours clinical skills seminars and up to 5 hours of supporting classes and seminars per week. Up to 80 hours of clinical placements across the trimester. This includes ACO placements, workshops and external observations at optometry and ophthalmology practices.

Content

Students will consolidate, extend and apply their knowledge from previous units, HMO204 and HMO304, on the clinical competencies defined by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ). This includes patient examination, recording of optometric clinical data, ocular diagnosis and patient management. They will also explore the clinical knowledge, professional practice skills, legal and ethical issues, and population health matters drawn from the problem-based learning cases presented in HMO305. Cases will span the refractive, binocular, developmental, age-related and systemic disorders that affect the eye. Knowledge and skills gained will be applied in clinical placements.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Case report (1200 words): 10%
Assessment task 2: Ten station (10 minutes each) Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE), conducted during exam period (passing 7 out of 10 stations and achieving an overall pass for the determined 10 station aggregate OSCE score is a hurdle requirement): 60%
Assessment task 3: Examination (1.5 hours): 30%
Assessment task 4: Passing PBL and clinical tutor evaluation of professional behaviour across trimester is a hurdle requirement
Assessment task 5: Successful completion of all rostered clinical placements is a hurdle requirement.

Prescribed texts

Hrynchak P (editor). Procedures in Clinical Optometry 2013/14. Waterloo, ON: University of Waterloo; 2013.

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$2229$2229$6394$6562

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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